Sunderland v Stoke live stream, betting odds, match preview as Potters look good for away win

The latest Sunderland v Stoke live streaming, match preview and up to date betting as Mark Hughes’s side travel to the Stadium of Light in high hopes of another three points (KO 15:00).

The Premier League draw specialists Sunderland host Stoke City in a game which kicks off this afternoon.

Sunderland drew for a fifth game in six this season, after they were held to a goalless draw by Swansea City last weekend.

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Angel Rangel was dismissed late on for Swansea, however the hosts couldn’t take advantage of their extra man.

Stoke City pilled the pressure on Alan Pardew, with Peter Crouch scoring the winner in Monday’s clash.

Mark Hughes’s men were the better side and Marko Arnautovic nearly doubled the hosts lead with a superb effort.

stoke-crouchBoth sides won the home meeting last season, with Adam Johnson scoring the only goal at Saturday’s venue.

Stoke won at the Britannia though, as they made the most of an early red card shown to Wes Brown.

Sunderland W0 D5 L1 – Top Scorer: Four players on one goal
Stoke W2 D2 L2 – Top Scorer: Peter Crouch + Mame Biram Diouf (2)

Team news
Gus Poyet may consider changes after watching his side held to another stalemate by Swansea last time out.

Emmanuel Giaccherini is a doubt, with injury problems halting the Italian’s progression this season.

Will Buckley and the Inter loanee Ricky Alavarez will play for wide areas, with Connor Wickham leading the line.

Poyet may be tempted to bring another forward on to partner Wickham who is yet to score in the league this season.

Mame Biram Diouf limped off against Newcastle and is likely to be replaced by Arnautovic, who came on for the Senegal forward on Monday.

Stephan Ireland looks set to start behind an in-form Crouch, with the summer signing of Bojan Krkic to miss out again.

Robert Huth again won’t feature, with Marc Wilson to continue in the heart of the Stoke defence.

Sunderland (4-5-1): Mannone; Jones, Vergini, O’Shea, van Aanholt; Buckley, Larsson, Rodwell, Cattermole, Alvarez; Wickham
Stoke (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Muniesa; N’Zonzi, Whelan; Arnautovic, Ireland, Moses; Crouch

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